View Full Version : Why a textured string in the cross

06-22-2004, 09:37 AM
What is the benefit of a textured string in the cross like Federer.
Does it help bite the ball more. I would think that that would come
more from the mains.

06-22-2004, 10:08 AM
a textured string like ALU rough would allow for more friction on the ball. more rubbing/grabbing of the ball. the mains do give the bite, but with textured strings, the racquet grabs the ball more and is able to direct is more/ add more spin.

06-23-2004, 07:01 AM
I understand the theory and have used ALU rough. I just have a really hard time seeing how the little bit of texture is going to have that much of an effect. I could see my diamond shaped weed eater string having an effect, but the little bumps on the ALU rough, just don't see it. I get lots of bite out of ALU either rough or smoth.